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One-of-a-Kind: Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Presented with Global Insurance Leadership Award

Partnership honored for delivering quality services to beneficiaries in Saudi Arabia and Middle East at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, in Orlando, Florida.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, October 30, 2015 --( For its ongoing dedication to deliver quality healthcare to some 350,000 beneficiaries and commitment toward strengthening the provision of medical services in Saudi Arabia, Johns Hopkins Aramco was presented a Global Insurance Leadership Award, the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

“Aging populations and regulatory reform requiring the purchase of coverage have made health insurance the second fastest growing sector among Gulf Cooperative Council nations,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association®, at an awards ceremony during the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. “The partnership between Johns Hopkins and Saudi Aramco continues to deliver high-quality healthcare to Saudi Aramco’s employees and their families and access to new lines of treatment, and new and enhanced specialties and subspecialties.”

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, a first-of-its-kind joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, a leading academic medical institution in the United States, was established in 2014. Since then, the partnership has provided some of the finest healthcare facilities in the Middle East including a full-service Joint Commission International-accredited hospital in Dhahran that offers a full range of experienced, highly qualified physicians, specialists, dentists, nurses to ensure that Saudi nationals, expatriates and medical tourism patients are provided with a continuum of care while in the Kingdom.

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress accepts nominations to honor leadership, innovation, education, service and top facilities and destinations in the care and treatment of both international- and domestic-traveling patients.

Stakeholders who make up the billion-dollar medical tourism industry are encouraged to forward news of tremendous performances that recognize customer-focused care, international quality and standards, patient safety and satisfaction, effective leadership and state-of-the-art technology within the calendar year 2015-2016. For complete information about award categories and the nominating process for significant contributions by staff, colleagues and facilities and organizations, go to:

The Medical Tourism Association® is host to the world’s largest medical tourism event: The 9th annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 25-28, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates at The association’s business-to-business educational platform regarding all industry information and up-to-date news can be found at and social network at

About the Medical Tourism Association®
As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects.
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Medical Tourism Association
Joseph Harkins
1.561.791.2000, ext. 803

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